Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Free Life Drawing Session in December!

13 December, 6.20- 8pm . 
Limerick City Gallery of Art
Free life drawing sessions facilitated by Limerick Figure Drawing Society in the Gallery Hub. All materials and clothed model provided.
Students and adults of all levels of drawing ability are welcome.
Booking in advance with Limerick Figure Drawing Society on mcboothman@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fall Sessions- Get registered!

Hi Everyone!

We had a great time with the Summer sessions-  Raggle Taggle is a beautiful room to draw in (Thanks, Alan!)
Here's the info for the Fall sessions.  Please reply if you're interested-  I'm hoping for 10 people to sign up!

10 two hour sessions , Monday evenings
7:30-9:30 p.m.
17th of September to 26th of November
(no session on 29th October Bank Holiday)
At The Raggle Taggle Gallery
on the corner of Sarsfield St. and Henry St.

Professional models
Untutored- Draw however you like!

100 euro prepaid
12 euro per session pay as you go
Deposits being taken

To register and ask questions:
086 2358463

Check us out on FACEBOOK:
Returning members (those who prepaid for 2012 sessions) will split remaining costs after payments have been made by new prepaid members.
  1. Mark Heng (returning member)
  2. Marie-Clare Boothman (returning member)
  3. Ann Moloney (returning member)
  4. Gerry Fenniman (new member)
  5. Fionnuala Quigley (new member)
  6. Charlotte Leeder (returning member)
17 Sept:  PAYG:
  1. Ailish Chawke
  2. Michael McMahon
  3. Maliheh Zafarnezhad
24 Sept:  PAYG:
  1. Maliheh Zafarnezhad
  2. Rosemary Moone 
1 Oct: PAYG
  1.  Maliheh Zafarnezhad
  2. Jamie Sheehan
  3. Lucy O'Sullivan 
8 Oct: PAYG
  1. Carla Burns
15 Oct:PAYG
  1.   Maliheh Zafarnezhad
  2. Jamie Sheehan
22 Oct: PAYG
  1. Jamie Sheehan 
29 Oct- No session.  5 Nov- No Guests.

12 Nov: PAYG
  1. Jamie Sheehan 
19 Nov: PAYG
  1. Jamie Sheehan
  2. Darragh Corrigan
26 Nov (Last Session of the season): PAYG
  1. Darragh Corrigan
16 PAYG= 192 euro collected.
120 payed out to returning members.
32 to be payed to Raggle Taggle
40 to slush fund:  97.20
16.61 Spring Post Ad.
Slush fund now- E80.59  (14 January)
10 for Spring session flyers
Slush fund now E70.59 (24 January)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Boston Figurative Art Center

Wouldn't it be cool if there was something like this in Limerick?
I have some friends in Boston who take part in it, and I've seen amazing results from them.


From the "About Us" page:

Our goal is to provide a physical and virtual meeting place for figurative artists in Boston. We like diversity of approach, aesthetic, and philosophy, but we all share the desire to make better pictures by working at our craft and talking with one another. We want to provide artists who paint and draw the figure an artistic location that is neither overly academic nor dominated by current trends. Though we meet regularly to draw and paint from the model, this is not just a drop-in group. The BFAC believes that if talented artists come together as a movement, we can change the art culture. Don't come expecting only to get  -  come to give and be a part of something.

The Boston Figurative Art Center (BFAC) formed from a group of artists who were enrolled or were considering enrolling in graduate school, but who believed they could achieve a better, more specifically tailored community without the high price.
The Center is part of a trend toward re-establishing guild and atelier-like structures in which professional artists can share knowledge, support and compete with one another. Students can learn about the tools and crafts that are specific to the form of art that they intend to pursue in their professional lives. There is no promise of an empty degree, or a non-existent job, or indeed even of success; only the promise of community and the valuing of real and germane artistic knowledge. To draw and paint well one mostly has to practice and learn by observing how others succeed, and we want to provide an environment that matches that reality.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Matthew Collings_This is Civilization


If you're interested in art and have ever wondered "What's it all about then, eh?", then this is essential viewing.
The top link has info on the whole series (4 episodes), and the bottom link is to the playlist on Youtube.


And once you're done with that, look up Matthew Colling's other documentaries:
This is Modern Art
Impressionism, Revenge of the Nice
Matt's Old Masters
...and many more.

Trust me, it'll be time well spent.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

From Session # 3_Mark Heng

55 minutes, 4b pencil

Ann wanted a long pose, so the second half of the session was devoted to that. 

It's interesting how long poses present their own problems!  I can definitely drive myself crazy trying to work up a degree of finish without losing sight of the big picture.  Like drawing a nice foot, then realizing it's way too big in relation to the head. 

Anyone else experience things like that?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Summer Sessions Budget

Slush fund starting June 25:  98 euro
60 euro paid to Raggle Taggle out of the slush fund on July 2.  Now:  38 euro.

New Prepaid Members:
  1. Charlotte Leedy  60
  2. Cliona Murphy 60
Returning Members:
  1. Marie-Clare Boothman 40
  2. Ann Maloney 60
  3. Mark Heng 60
The slush fund will be used for paying Raggle Taggle the 2 euro/session for prepaid and returning members.

June 25-  E36
July 2- E22
July 9- E12
July 16- E34
July 23-  E12
July 30- E24

Total collected- E140
- E20 to Ann Maloney (returning member)
-E20 to Mark Heng (returning member)
-E20 to Marie-Clare (returning member)
-E20 to Raggle Taggle

=60 left for slush fund+ 38= 98 slush fund (August 1)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

From Summer Session #2_Mark Heng

I'm posting all the drawing from the evening just to give a flavor of the variety and number of poses.  That's a decent amount of drawing in 2 hours!
4 sessions left!  
Exercise Ball!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

From Summer Session #1_Mark Heng

Glad to say the room worked out extremely well and there were no hiccups on our first session!
There's plenty of room for more people, so tell your friends and contact me to register.
5 sessions left!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Summer Sessions start tonight! - The Rules

To remind you, we'll start at 7:30 sharp, so please arrive ahead of time.  I'll plan on unlocking the door at 7:15.

The Rules:
  1. No chit chat while drawing is in progress.
  2. The model gets a 10 minute break at the hour mark (8:30 p.m.), in case you're facilitating.
  3. No photography during sessions.
  4. Please refrain from writing the models' names on your paper or in blog posts, etc...for the sake of privacy.
  5. And, of course, clean up after yourself, especially if you're using pastels/crumbly charcoals, etc...If you're using fixative, please spray it outside.
http://limerickfiguredrawing.blogspot.com/  You're all encouraged to photograph your drawings at home and post them on the blog and to participate in the discussions. 
Those of you not already listed as blog contributors have been sent an invitation.  For ye technophobes, blogging is really easy- and free!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Sessions start Monday, 25th June!

Life Drawing Summer Sessions
@ The Raggle Taggle Gallery

6 two hour sessions (untutored)
Mondays starting June 25 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Prepay: 60 euro
Pay as you go:  12 euro per session

To register, please contact Mark Heng:
086 2358463
email MarkHeng3000@gmail.com

Presented by The Limerick Figure Drawing Society (LFDS)

The Raggle Taggle Gallery is located on Sarsfield St., Limerick City

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Limerick Figure Drawing Society- New Location!

Hi Everyone,

Good news-  Marie-Clare approached the nice folk at Raggle Taggle Studios and Gallery about using their space on Monday nights, and YES, we can schedule sessions there!
For use of the space, they want 2 euro per person each session.  It's a great deal and we won't have to deal with rent, ESB bills, etc...
Raggle Taggle is located very near the corner of Sarsfield and Henry St. in the old National Bank building.

I discussed the Summer sessions schedule with Marie-Clare and we decided upon a 6 week block from June 25th to July 30th.
Monday nights, 7:30-9:30. 

The cost would be 60 euro (10 euro per session for 6 sessions) for new members (people who weren't members for the first 10 week block this year) and guests. 
The remainder of the cost of the model will be evenly split between the remaining members.

The 2 euro per session will be paid directly to Raggle Taggle on each night.  There is a slush fund that could go towards the first few weeks for that.

We'll take August off and start up again in mid September for a 10 week block.

Please let me know if you want to sign up for the summer block.  And tell your friends- I'd like at least 10 people signed up!

Friday, March 2, 2012

From sessions 1&2 _ Mark Heng

Click to big up

Still trying to find the magic charcoal that doesn't get too messy!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Spring Budget etc...

Hi, I thought I'd list the expenses for the Spring session:

Model fees (10 weeks) -  E500
Electricity bills             - E100
Curtain+room supplies - E100
Insurance for the year - E180

Total: E880. 
E5 for key cutting
23.75 for more blackout lining

Receipts for curtain supplies and a small mattress
Prepaid members:
  1. Marie-Clare Boothman
  2. Mike O'Connor
  3. John Murphy
  4. Dawn Cole
  5. Ann Maloney
  6. Siobhan Fitzgerald
  7. Gloria Casey
  8. Mark Heng
  9. Toni Breen
Guest payers:  Nuala O'Sullivan, Rob Hogan, Ger, Gerdana, Erica

The schedule:
  • February 20, 27
  • March 5(Marie-Clare facilitator), 12(John Murphy), 19, 26
  • April 2, 9 (rescheduled), 16, 23, 30
Slush fund:  98  (Updated June 25)

First ESB bill:  58 euro.
Second ESB bill: 50 euro. Paid May 24.
March rent paid: 10 euro

Monday, February 6, 2012

New Spring Sessions

We've managed to organize space through Creative Limerick (Thanks, Marie-Claire!), and we have about 8 people committed for 10 two hour sessions for 100 euro. 

You're more than welcome to join.  There's room for about 12-14 in the space and the more people we get, the lower the cost will be for everyone.

Please contact Mark Heng at MarkHeng3000@gmail.com for more info.